Please post a summary or excerpt (2-3 paragraphs, max.) of your response to the editorial from Music Analysis that was assigned in week one.
You must also respond to at least one post from another student.
How do we know which pieces are good to analyze?
Are there pieces that are impossible to analyze with these methods?
Does that make these pieces worse? Better?
What about style, technique, progress? It’s undeniable that the 20th/21st centuries
have seen a huge expansion in genres and styles of music competing for attention.
Does progress still exist in art? Did it ever?
What is the basic set of assumptions (i.e., beliefs) about value in classical music? Are these
things still valued/valuable in our culture today? Where are there points of conflict with
contemporary society? How do composers respond to these?